• Seeing The Unseen

    Retna and I (probably the Tan-Vijayans too) love to join a local tour, wherever we are.  It is a good way to get to know the cities or the places we are at. Actually the first ever walking tour we joined for our own traveling – Sydney, a free walking tour, which at the end of the tour (after 3 hours), the tour guide will ask for a tip, which we happily gave.  Then when we moved to Melbourne, we did the same too, this time, about 3.5 hours.  We got to know so much about Melbourne and it was really worth to pay (tip) the guide.  It was also…

  • 红与金 RED & GOLD

    I personally got to know Jerome Kugan, many years back, while Retna and I attended a poetry session hosted at a cafe in Bangsar.  He was on stage on an emotional content, which I do not really remember the content, but I remember the expression, anger and even the passion in the content. After several years, in one of the hosted lunch organised at our home, we had Jerome as well as the others over.  We got to know him a bit better and more. We are truly glad when he posted on the social media that he would be hosting his first solo collection, with the theme, RED &…

  • Pudu Breakfast.

    When I was 10, our neighbours brought back 2 packs of Hakka Noodle from Pudu. She told me roughly when the stall is that time, I could vaguely remember the location. So after many years, I could still remember the taste of that Hakka Noodle, with the fried pork oil, minced pork, char Siew (caramelise grilled pork) as well as pork dumplings. The soup, must be one that boiled over many hours, imagine a good ramen soup, if it is bad, the ramen is bad also. This noodle stall has been around since 60s, according to the auntie once I spoken to. The owner makes the noodle, and everything else.…

  • Balai Seni Lukis. NegaraKu.

    For 2016, I spent some days visiting National Arts gallery, which was formerly known as National Visual Arts Gallery, to look at the many artworks done there.  Few of them were my personal favourite, the old photographs of ladies living in Malaysia, artworks to demonstrate how human kills as well as white clothes, which Inez once asked me, what was that about. We were there a while ago, and I am impress with the NegaraKu exhibits, which everything focuses on the national independent celebration, through arts. There is also an exhibit by a Malaysian curator focusing on Hindu temples, the many paintings as well as photographs.  I think the paintings…

  • Antabax POWER Graffiti.

    Antabax, the number 1 Halal antibacterial personal care range[1], is launching the Antabax POWER Graffiti Competition 2017 to explore the power of Malaysian-ness through street art. The competition is themed POWER Malaysia, and challenges graffiti artists to interpret the POWER of Malaysia, Malaysians and Malaysian-ness as they see it. POWER embodies the dynamism, energy and youthful spirit of Malaysia as it celebrates 60 years of independence. The Antabax POWER Graffiti Competition is held in collaboration with the National Art Gallery. Graffiti may range from simple writing on surfaces to elaborate paintings or ‘pieces’ on walls. They have existed since ancient times and their modern forms, usually created using spray paint,…

  • Saving The World.

    As it celebrates its 20-year anniversary, global cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has seen one man’s mission grow into a global crusade against cybercrime. With innovation and vision at its heart, this year will see Kaspersky Lab take its fight to new heights – launching key initiatives such as the adaptive Kaspersky Security Cloud and the Kaspersky OS – to empower businesses and consumers to protect themselves from ever-evolving threats. From its Earth 2050 project, revealing what the future cyberthreat landscape might look like, through to its Sound of Safety experiment, which investigates the sounds people associate with the feeling of safety, Kaspersky Lab remains one step ahead of criminals, and…

  • Leica D-LUX.

    Somethings happened by chance, just like us meeting Leica, and then owning one, and love using it.  We attended a customer dinner hosted by the bank, while many things there were from Germany, including the BMW, handbags, luxury products etc, not many visited Leica, so we did, since I love taking photographs.  The product specialist shown us a few cameras for us to try on, while I love the DSLR type, I am not prepared to spend above RM15k on a camera, just yet. So I arranged with the Leica Malaysia team to order D-LUX, which is a portable, non changeable lens digital camera. Took some weeks for the camera…

  • ATM Theft.

    Hmm, should you been to South Korea during this period, then take note. Following a detailed malware analysis, Kaspersky Lab researchers have connected a 2016 cyberespionage attack on South Korea’s defense agency with a later attack that infected 60 ATMs and stole the data from over 2,000 credit cards. Further, the malicious code and techniques used in both attacks share similarities with earlier attacks widely attributed to the infamous Lazarus group, responsible for series of devastating attacks against commercial and government organizations around the world. In August 2016, a cyberattack on South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense infected around 3,000 hosts. The Defense Agency reported (Korean) the incident publically in…